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Queen 4/24/2011

2009 Buick Enclave CX 6 Cyl 3.6L


What are the necessary repairs related to contaminated gas?

About a week ago my car died on the interstate at 20K. The car begin to sputter it struggled to reach acceptable highway speeds, the malfunction light and traction light came on. When we stopped at the traffic light the car wouldn't accelerate all. When I stopped it we couldn't get it started again had trouble steering it off the road, breaking etc. It was like there was total failure. For awhile they couldn't figure out what was wrong then the dealer mechanic said the cause was due to bad gas. They told me I needed to replace the fuel lines, spark plugs, drain the tank etc for $900.(one of the few things not covered under warranty) I'm questioning whether or not all of this is necessary and whether this is standard protocol when there is a problem of this nature? Furthermore, when they began the repairs they said that my motor is damaged and it it needs to be replaced too. Is it possible that all of this is due to contaminated gas? Am I just being had?

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HouseCallAuto 4/25/2011

This all sounds very unusual and I am very suspect. Even if you had bad gas which is rare, fuel lines do not need to be replaced, they get compressed air blown through them. I really don't like the sound of this. get the car out of there and get another opinion. This sounds crazy. If bad gas you just drop the tank and drain it out.


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